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Rumor: 'iPhone 12' to integrate Lightning instead of USB-C, port-less iPhone coming in 2021 - AppleInsider
A reliable leaker on Monday claimed the upcoming "iPhone 12" will retain Apple's Lightning connector over a USB-C option, adding that next year's flagship is expected to boast a Smart Connector with no ports at all.
A reliable leaker on Monday claimed the upcoming "iPhone 12" will retain Apple's Lightning connector over a USB-C option, adding that next year's flagship is expected to boast a Smart Connector with no ports at all. Though some speculate Apple to make the move to USB-C, the proprietary Lightning port will be a part of iPhone for at least another year, according to Twitter user @choco_bit. The statement corroborates leaker Jon Prosser's previous comments about the "iPhone 12" port. Today's tweet also mentions the 2021 iPhone, possibly called the "iPhone 13," which hasn't seen much in the way of rumors. Shame the USB-c prototype iPhone 12's arent making it to production. 1 more year of lightning Oh well, at least smart connector on 13 series — Fudge (@choco_bit) May 25, 2020 The idea of an iPhone with a Smart Connector isn't new either, with identical rumors surfacing prior to the launch of iPhone 8. Choco_bit goes on to clarify in a reply that the "13 series" will in fact be port-less, which is another sentiment shared by Prosser and other insiders. The Twitter user shared "iPhone 12" leaks before, including claims of a the three-camera system with LiDAR expected on pro models, smaller notch and widgets on the home screen. We won't be able to confirm the validity of the leaks until Apple announces the new iPhones in September or October.
How to make AirPods and AirPods Pro louder - AppleInsider
Whether it's simply because you want to turn the volume up a bit, or it's because there's a sound level fault on your AirPods, or AirPods Pro, here's how to make them as loud as you need.
Whether it's simply because you want to turn the volume up a bit, or it's because there's a sound level fault on your AirPods, or AirPods Pro, here's how to make them as loud as you need.Do be sure that you want to make your AirPods louder before you start. Ears are delicate and it is very easy to damage your hearing. If the problem is that you're working from home, and the neighbours have just discovered radio, don't turn your volume up too high. For one thing, you're using AirPods, and they're using loudspeakers, you're not going to win in a volume fight. More importantly, you might drown out their noise, at the cost of damaging your hearing. If this is what you're facing, look for AirPods Pro instead because of their noise cancelling. You can do better, you can get greater noise cancelling, but the addition of this feature to AirPods Pro is good enough reason to upgrade to them. Otherwise, whether you're on AirPods Pro or regular AirPods, there are two different issues that need you to change the volume. One is when you simply want it to sound a bit louder, and the other is when there is a fault. How to simply turn up the volume on AirPods The overall volume for your AirPods is controlled by whichever device is producing the audio. So if you're playing music or podcasts on your iPhone, altering the volume on that phone changes it on the AirPods. There is one exception, which is when AirPlay is in the mix. If you are streaming video from your iPhone to an Apple TV, then altering the volume on the phone has no effect. You have to alter it on the Apple TV instead. It's particularly easy to forget this when you use Siri to change the volume. When you invoke Siri on your AirPods and ask it to turn up the volume, it will do so —but it's really just relaying the instruction to the originating device. Siri can also ask that device how loud the music is. Say, "Hey, Siri, how loud is this?" and it will reply with a figure that's a percentage of the maximum volume possible. You can also say, "Hey, Siri, turn the volume down to 50%," or just "Hey, Siri, turn the volume down." How your iPhone may be deliberately keeping the volume low When your battery is low, your iPhone may elect to reduce the maximum volume. This is a feature of Low Power Mode, but it's a combination of that and your actually having a low battery. So if you have a well-charged battery and tap on Low Power Mode from within Control Center, you'll probably not hear any difference —or see any in the volume indicator. However, if you trigger Low Power Mode through actually running the battery down, then volume can be affected. There is potential issue to do with accessibility which may make one AirPod quieter than the other.
- On your iPhone, go to Settings
- Choose Accessibility
- Scroll to the Hearing section
- Tap on Audio/Visual
- Check the Balance setting
- On your iPhone, go to Settings
- Scroll to Music and tap
- Choose Volume Limit
- See if EU Volume Limit is toggled On
- With the AirPods in your ear, play some music on your iPhone
- Turn down the volume to zero
- Go to Settings, Bluetooth, and find your AirPods in the list
- Tap on the i next to Connected
- Tap Disconnect
- Play the music through your iPhone's own speakers
- Turn the volume down to zero again
- Reconnect your AirPods
- Try turning the volume up on your iPhone
- Turn your iPhone off
- Turn it on again
- With the AirPods out of their case, choose Settings on your iPhone
- Choose Bluetooth
- Find the AirPods in the list of devices
- Tap on the i next to Connected
- Tap Forget this Device
- Confirm you want to do this
- Put AirPods back in their charging case
- Close and then reopen the lid
- Press and hold on the back button until the front light blinks
- Hold the AirPods near your iPhone
'iPhone 12' leak details smaller TrueDepth notch - AppleInsider
A pair of images shared by avid Apple leaker Jon Prosser on Sunday detail what appears to be schematic drawings of a next-generation "iPhone 12" handset, the top portion of which illustrates a TrueDepth sensor "notch" that is substantially…
A pair of images shared by avid Apple leaker Jon Prosser on Sunday detail what appears to be schematic drawings of a next-generation "iPhone 12" handset, the top portion of which illustrates a TrueDepth sensor "notch" that is substantially smaller than existing designs. Posted to Twitter, one image looks to be a photograph of a CAD drawing similar to those seen in past Apple hardware leaks from partner manufacturers. A second illustration, thought to be produced using information provided by the original schematic, offers a cleaner view of the handset's design with a focus on the so-called "notch." Both images depict a TrueDepth package that is significantly more compact than arrays included in flagship iPhones since iPhone X in 2017. The module layout in the allegedly leaked schematics represent major updates to Apple's original design. Notably, the earpiece speaker has been moved above TrueDepth to sit in the smartphone's thin bezel, thereby freeing up space in the notch and surrounding area. Current iPhone models with Face ID cradle the speaker between important — and physically large — components, with the system's dot projector and front-facing full-color camera to the right, and infrared flood illuminator and infrared camera to the left. The purportedly new arrangement shows iPhone's speaker positioned directly above stacked ambient light and proximity sensors, which themselves have been moved inward to take a more central location in the array. TrueDepth's transmitting and receiving element packages, once referred to as "Romeo" and "Juilet," are also moved toward center. TrueDepth might also see a slight reduction in height, but such tweaks are difficult to confirm without detailed measurements. While not a large change, "iPhone 12's" smaller notch will offer a few additional millimeters of screen real estate for end users. A potential reduction in iPhone notch size was first reported by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who last July predicted Apple to adopt the design in switching to smaller front-facing cameras. Rumors of a complete removal of the once-controversial notch followed in September when reports indicated Apple was working on prototypes that squeezed TrueDepth's parts into iPhone's upper bezel.